Attention Recent Grads! Staff Attorney Positions Available in DC and Nebraska

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Seeking 2015 Law Student Intern, Position Open Until Filled 

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is currently accepting law student internship applications for Fall 2015. Fall interns will be responsible for legal and policy research, legal writing, policy analysis, monitoring federal legislation and administrative activity, factual investigation, development of educational and outreach material, discovery review, and/or other needs that may arise during the fall. Intern assignments depend on the needs of LDF’s legal and policy staff during the fall semester.

The internship positions are unpaid and limited in number. Students are advised to seek credit from their law schools. Fall Interns are expected to work 15 hours per week, but other arrangements may be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, click here.

D.C. Tenants’ Rights Center Seeking Staff Attorney, Position Open Until Filled

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The D.C. Tenants’ Rights Center seeks an attorney to join its growing “low bono” law practice. We are a small, private, public-interest law firm. Our goal is to find ways to provide high-quality legal help that is affordable to any tenant in the District of Columbia. We charge low fees, accept cases on contingency, and offer unbundled services.

We assist with repair issues, evictions, withheld security deposits, illegal rent increases, personal injuries, and other disputes with landlords. We also help persons with disabilities facing housing discrimination; and we represent tenants asserting rights under the D.C. Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act. The staff attorney will advise tenants, negotiate with landlords, and provide representation in all phases of litigation. The attorney will also be involved in developing the firm’s strategies for expanding access to legal services.

For more information, click here.

Legal Aid of Nebraska Seeking Domestic Violence Attorney, Position Open Until Filled

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Legal Aid of Nebraska, a law firm providing free civil legal services to low-income persons, seeks an attorney to serve Native American victims of domestic violence in Western Nebraska.  Must be admitted to practice in Nebraska or have a Nebraska license pending, and be licensed or willing to become licensed in the Ponca, Winnebago, Omaha and Santee Tribal Courts. This position entails extensive travel throughout panhandle and Cherry counties.

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National Labor Relations Board Seeking General Attorney (Labor), Position Open Until Filled

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Become a part of a prestigious and elite Agency created by Congress in 1935, to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law for relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent Federal agency that has daily impact on the way America’s companies, industries and unions conduct business.

The incumbent serves as General Attorney (Labor), responsible for the preparation and litigation of assigned enforcement and review cases.  These cases are nationwide in scope and affect all segments of industry, both employers and employees. Assignments also include cases which are extremely difficult because of legal and factual issues.

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New York City Commission on Human Rights Seeking Policy Counsel, Position Open Until Filled

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The Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is the agency charged with enforcing the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) – one of the most expansive civil rights laws in the nation which prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing for a variety of protected categories, and prohibits bias-related harassment and bias-based profiling.

The Policy Counsel will work within the Office of the Chair of the Commission to develop and draft legal guidance, proposed rules and regulations, research proposed legislation, and collaborate with community stakeholders, other government agencies, and elected officials on proposed legislation amending the NYCHRL and policies relating to the NYCHRL.

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Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Seeking 2016-2017 International Affairs Fellow, Due 10/31

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The IAF Program is only open to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy. The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. While a PhD is not a requirement, selected fellows generally hold an advanced degree and possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy. The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects for which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas.

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Attention 3Ls! Public Citizen’s Alan Morrison Supreme Court Assistance Project Fellowship Now Accepting Applications, Due 11/30

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The Litigation Group is looking for a bright, energetic lawyer to coordinate the Project and work on Supreme Court cases for one year, beginning late-August 2016. Most of the cases on which we work are civil rather than criminal. Most of our work at the petition stage involves assisting the party who won below in preparing an opposition to the petition for certiorari, to keep the case out of the Court and thereby preserve a victory.

The fellow reviews all paid cert. petitions. Working under the direct supervision of the Litigation Group director, the fellow makes an initial judgment about whether the case is of interest to the Project and prepares a memo and recommendation about whether to offer assistance. Considerable legal research and analysis are often required to determine whether assertions in the petition, such as a conflict among the courts of appeals, are supportable. The fellow then makes an initial contact with the attorney to whom help is being offered to explain the Project and the assistance that we can provide. In addition, all cases accepted by the Court for full review are considered for possible assistance by the Project. When an offer of help is accepted, a Litigation Group attorney assumes principal responsibility for the case within the office.

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Attentions 1Ls & 2Ls! Planned Parenthood of America Seeking Summer 2016 Legal Intern in DC, Due 2/29/2016

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The Public Policy Litigation and Law Department of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks 1L and 2L law student interns for its New York and Washington, D.C. offices for the summer of 2016. Our litigation docket includes federal and state court challenges to laws and policies that restrict access to abortion and other reproductive health services. We also initiate litigation designed to expand access to reproductive health services and to protect providers of those services. Interns can expect to work closely with PPFA attorneys on a wide variety of litigation responsibilities, including legal research and analysis; drafting memoranda, pleadings, affidavits, and briefs; factual development for ongoing or developing litigation; and communicating with clients.

The internship is open to first and second year law students. Successful applicants will have enthusiasm, excellent research and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in reproductive rights, related issues, or public interest law.

For more information, click here.

Enjoy the Seattle sun and some job opportunities today!

Want to learn more about career opportunities with the UN High Commission for Refugees?

UNHCR employs some 9,000 staff from all over the world, mostly working in field locations where refugees and internally displaced people need our help most. They have a wide range of skills. Our staff provides live-saving aid and protection every day for millions of uprooted and stateless people around the world.

This is something that our staff takes great pride of, despite the many hardships they face while working in deep field operations, at times close to or within conflict areas. Our greatest reward is to know that our work has a major positive impact and brings hope to people uprooted by conflict and persecution.

Join the organization and help make a difference at a time when more people than ever need our help.

UNHCR offers opportunities in a wide range of functional areas where you can achieve your professional goal to be a humanitarian.

To learn more about career opportunities at UNHCR click here.

Interested in Anti-Trafficking Work? Opportunity to Intern Remotely for US State Department this Summer!

An attorney at the US Department of State’s Trafficking in persons office – which compiles the annual trafficking in persons country reports, will be looking for some virtual interns for this summer.  Should you be interested, please email Professor Ramasastry at arama@uw.edu.   She will look into the requirements as to how this can be structured  (e.g. externship versus independent study credits).  

The Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network is looking to hire an attorney

GAINThe Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN), a nonprofit organization that provides free legal representation in immigration matters to persecuted asylum seekers and immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault, is seeking an Asylum Attorney to supervise and run our organization’s Asylum Project.

This is a very unique opportunity for a dedicated, creative and passionate individual who thrives in a challenging and collaborative work environment.  The applicant must have the skill and ability to work with volunteer attorneys from the private bar and directly represent cases as well.

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to Madeline Hall at mhall@georgiaasylum.org. Please apply by June 30th, 2015.

Due June 19: OneJustice – VETERAN LEGAL CORPS FELLOWSHIP (LOS ANGELES)

The Fellow will be charged with: (1) working with isolated and rural low-income communities to identify and understand unmet legal needs; (2) developing strategies to meet identified legal needs; and (3) building and mobilizing coalitions and partnerships—with other legal services nonprofits, community-based nonprofits, law schools, and law firms—aimed at providing much-need legal assistance to identified isolated and rural communities. The Fellow may provide the following types of assistance (among other possible forms of assistance) to isolated and rural communities: VA benefits; immigration (DACA, Naturalization, etc.); public benefits; workers’ rights; consumer debt; expungement; and housing.

 Since 2007, the Justice Bus Project has helped thousands of Californians in rural and isolated areas get access to free legal help by facilitating trips to these regions with pro bono attorneys and law students from California’s cities. To help meet the growing needs of underserved veterans and low-income Californians, OneJustice’s Fellow will be responsible for expanding the Justice Bus Project by identifying legal needs in rural and isolated areas of California. The Fellow will formulate and execute appropriate methods of assistance to meet those needs during one-day and overnight Justice Bus trips. In implementing these strategic responses to pressing legal needs, the Fellow will build partnerships with local legal services nonprofits, recruit pro bono attorneys and law students, and facilitate all necessary trainings to ensure effective and efficient use of pro bono resources. Instead of providing direct legal services to veterans and low-income residents, the Fellow will leverage the enthusiasm, skill, and time of pro bono attorneys and law students to increase the availability of free legal help available to California’s most vulnerable communities. The Fellow reports to OneJustice’s Senior Staff Attorney in Los Angeles and serves a vital role in the organization’s Pro Bono Justice team. Travel is required on Justice Bus trips and attendance at national conferences.

APPLICATION:  Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Please send applications to Amy Kaizuka via email to careers@one-justice.org with “Los Angeles Veterans Legal Corps Fellow” as the subject line. DEADLINE: June 19, 2015.  

Due July 10: RUDY EXELROD ZIEFF & LOWE, LLP seeks Associate (San Francisco)

Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP is a leading law firm in the field of employee rights and protections, including both individual cases and wage and hour class actions.  We are interviewing candidates for an associate attorney position to work on a wide variety of cases, including those brought to enforce anti-discrimination laws, wage and hour laws and whistleblower protection and anti-retaliation laws. 

 Associates can expect to work on cases of varied subject matter in state and federal courts.  Associates work closely with partners, but they are afforded responsibility for their cases and significant opportunity to appear in court and before arbitrators.

 Compensation Salary is commensurate with experience, and the firm offers a complete benefits package.  Between two and five years of law firm or clerkship experience is required.

 Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe is an equal opportunity employer.  Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

 For more information on our firm please visit our website: www.rezlaw.com 

Please submit cover letter and resume by July 10, 2015 to John Mullan at jtm@rezlaw.com.  Put “Associate Attorney” in your subject line

Due July 17: NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC. (LDF) – Post-Graduate Fellowship (NYC)

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Inc. (“LDF”) invites rising third-year law students, judicial clerks, and other recent law school graduates to apply for LDF sponsorship for public interest fellowship projects to begin in the fall of 2016. Sponsorship will enable the applicant to submit proposals for consideration to the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program, and/or similar programs, including fellowships offered by the applicant’s law school.

We seek to sponsor a public interest Fellow to address systemic obstacles and policies that underlie continuing racial disparities and discrimination. The Fellow will work with LDF attorneys and other staff on trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts, policymaking, and/or other forms of advocacy. Fellowship projects may include the following issues:

  • Education
  • Economic Justice
  • Criminal Justice
  • Voting Rights

Interested candidates should apply by sending the following materials: (1) a cover letter specifying the candidate’s interest in working with LDF and relevant experience; (2) a resume; (3) a list of three references; and (4) a legal writing sample. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to include a brief description of potential project idea(s) in the cover letter. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis prior to July 17, 2015; however, applicants are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible, as most relevant fellowships have deadlines in the early fall.

Please e-mail application materials toHUjobs@naacpldf.org with the subject line “[First Name + Last Name] – Fellow” and address the cover letter to:

Monica Garcia
Director of Human Resources
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
40 Rector Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10006

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information.